Practical Legal Skills module (LW32020)
Explore Scottish residential conveyancing practice and Standard Securities. You will also explore the importance of language when writing to law firm clients
This module will examine Scottish residential property practice. There is a focus on what is required to prepare for the sale process and negotiate missives.
The Scottish Standard Clauses will also be explored. You will also explore the role of a solicitor when acting for a lender in a residential property transaction.
Conflict of interest in conveyancing transactions will also be considered.
You will discuss what client-friendly language means. You will also discuss why it is important. You will have the chance to develop your business letter-writing skills. This allows you to develop them ahead of the Law Society of Scotland's Professional Education & Training Stage 1 (PEAT 1).
What you will learn
In this module, you will build on the knowledge and skills acquired at levels 1 and 2 and develop writing and communication skills in a practical context.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Work on developing elementary drafting skills
- explain legal concepts in language appropriate to the intended audience
- apply contractual clauses to a factual scenario. You will also be able to provide relevant legal advice using advanced analytical skills
- written coursework (100%)
This module does not have a final exam.
Teaching methods / timetable
- independent Study
This module will be delivered by a combination of lectures and student-led seminars, based on prior reading, allowing a high level of engagement.
This module is available on following courses: